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Hacker Robs Bank, Converts the Money into BTC, Donates to Anti-ISIS Forces

After Hamza Bendelladj the hacker arrested and imprisoned for breaking into banks to steal money and donating huge sums to Palestinian charitable organizations, another hacker with good intentions recently attacked and donated stolen funds to groups operating against ISIS forces.

This second computer attacker is skilled at his job and has carried out high-profile hacks similar as those by Gamma Group and Hacking Team. Within his most recent attack, this hacker calling himself Phineas Fisher completed a heist of about EUR 10,000 (around 8,000 pounds) Bitcoin.

The story goes like this. Rojava, one geographical area consisting of 3 cantons within Syria's northern region, lies between Turkey's border and ISIS territories. People living here, fed up with the continual Syrian war fueled with religion, have formed an autonomous region that propagates equality of sex and religious freedom.

Rojava earned international fame after Al Jazeera and the New York Times published editorials portraying literal utopia within ISIS' backyard the place of Muslims and Christians co-living while women live fearless as well as even fight side by side with men to oust ISIS.

Plunging into Rojava's cause, Phineas Fisher on 5th May 2016 declared that he contributed virtual money for a fertilizer infrastructure scheme. The amount was 25 Bitcoin valuing around $11,300 at current price.

The region has been going through hard times for keeping afloat albeit because of its fight against Daesh or ISIS along with Turkey that's aggressive towards it, it desperately requires money on an urgent basis. Hackread.com posted this dated May 19, 2016.

Fisher even advocated other hacktivists/hackers on Reddit to uphold Rojava's cause. He suggested them to rob banks alternatively establish ATM skimming attacks followed with giving the stolen money on charity. He recommended skilled hackers to read Kaspersky's report about a cyber criminal gang called Carbanak which stole over $1bn from one hundred banks spread over thirty countries during 2013-14.

The hacker's idea of giving the Bitcoin funds on charity to Rojava was not just as a support to the region, however, as well to make its prominence in media thus lending his passion to Rojava's ideas.

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